Meaning of “shooter” in the English Dictionary

"shooter" in British English

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shooternoun [ C ]

/ˈʃuː.tər/ /ˈʃuː.t̬ɚ/

shooter noun [ C ] (PERSON)

a person who uses a gun regularly, for example as a sport:

The area is a paradise for duck shooters.

mainly US a person who uses a gun on a particular occasion:

The accused White House shooter was arrested on Wednesday by Pennsylvania state troopers.

mainly US in sport, a person who shoots the ball (= tries to score points by throwing, hitting or kicking it towards the goal):

He's one of the league's most accurate long-range shooters.

a character in a video game who uses a weapon

-shootersuffix

uk / -ʃuː.tər/ us / -ʃuː.t̬ɚ/

(Definition of “shooter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shooter" in American English

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shooternoun [ C ]

us /ˈʃu·t̬ər/

shooter noun [ C ] (WEAPONS)

a person who fires a gun or other weapon:

Large-caliber rifles allow a shooter to hit targets at a great distance.

shooter noun [ C ] (SPORTS)

a person who throws, hits, or kicks a ball or other object toward a goal in order to score points:

She is a great outside shooter and gets the offensive rebounds.

(Definition of “shooter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)